Calif. study links lack of transportation, poor health

Posted on May 21, 2013

OAKLAND, Calif. — A new study by the Alameda County Public Health Department found reduced transportation services can have an impact on the health of those affected, according to a State of Health report.

In the report, “Getting on Board for Health,” health department representatives surveyed transit-dependent riders in Alameda County, and found that among the riders surveyed, more than eight in 10 have had difficulty getting to their jobs, social activities, school or doctor’s appointments. The San Francisco Bay Area as a whole has experienced an 8% cut to bus service between 2006 and 2011. For the full story, click here.

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